Winnipeg police homicide unit investigating death of man in park on Higgins Avenue

Winnipeg police are investigating after a man was found dead in a park on Higgins Avenue and Maple street.

Police were called to William Whyte Park at around 7 a.m., Wednesday, for a report of a deceased male.

Officers from the forensic unit were also at the scene looking for clues and bagging evidence.

A shopping cart and personal items including clothes and a tent could be seen.

The area which was blocked off by police tape is not far from the Salvation Army and Main Street Project, places frequented by the city’s homeless.

An officer from the forensic unit takes photographs of a tent after the death of man at William Whyte Park on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)
An officer from the forensic unit takes photographs of a tent after the death of man at William Whyte Park on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Police said the man’s death appears “suspicious.”

They haven’t released any other information about the investigation or if any arrests have been made.

This is the city’s 23 homicides of the year.

The Winnipeg police forensic unit was at the scene after the “suspicious death” of man at William Whyte Park on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)
Police forensic unit gathers evidence at William Whyte Park on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Police ask anyone with information that could assist this investigation to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).